NOBLESVILLE, Ind. -- The City of Noblesville announced plans Tuesday morning to build a $15 million youth sports facility. The new Noblesville Fieldhouse at Finch Creek Park is said to be one of the most advanced indoor sports complexes in the nation.
The 130,000 square foot facility is set to be built on Boden Road at Finch Creek Park. It will include five hardwood courts, 75,000 square feet of indoor turf and a 10,000 square foot physical therapy office.
The sports facility will host tournaments for basketball and volleyball and other competitive events like cheerleading. There's also room to host new sports like futsal and pickleball. Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear said he believes the facility will draw families and crowds of visitors to the city.
"There’s always a need for fields, for practice time, for game time, etc. so there’s a big need in the county for that," Distlear said.
The project will be paid for from Tiff funds and a public-private partnership with Klipsch-Card Athletic Facilities, LLC. The company owns another sports facility, Grand Park. Numbers have been down in Westfiled, but Mayor Ditslear said he doesn't believe the facilities will compete with one another.
"It just looks like all of youth sports in Hamilton county will have other opportunities, additional opportunities," Ditslear said.
The Noblesville Fieldhouse is being called one-of-a-kind. There's plans to include a farm-to-table restaurant.
"This facility will be the gold standard of youth athletic facilities in the United States. There will be nothing else like it in the United States. It will set the bar for gold standard sports and where they’re played and what a better place to do it than right here in Noblesville, Indiana," said Andy Card, co-president and CEO of Klipsch-Card Athletic Facilities, LLC.
The Noblesville Common Council still has to vote to approve the project during it's Dec. 6 meeting. If they vote yes, the ground breaking is expected for late spring 2017.